Channel 10 reveal the NEW hosts of The Masked Singer Australia joining comedian Dave Hughes – and one of them is an international pop star
The new look panel for the 2022 season of The Masked Singer Australia has been revealed.
In an Instagram post on Thursday, Channel 10 announced Spice Girl Mel B, Chrissie Swan and Abbie Chatfield are joining returning host Dave Hughes.
‘We’re never short of surprises, so we’ve decided to give you three! Let’s hear it for our new panelists!’ the network shared.
There you have it! Spice Girl Mel B, Chrissie Swan and Abbie Chatfield are revealed as the NEW hosts of The Masked Singer Australia for 2022… joining returning star Dave Hughes. Pictured from L to R: Chrissie, Abbie, Mel and Dave
A glamorous promotional shot sees the new panelists showing off their figures in eye-catching frocks as they pose next to a very dapper Dave.
Mel B, 47, also shared her own individual promo shot to Instagram and said she’s ‘so delighted’ to be returning to Australia.
‘Yippee yipppeeeee I’m soooooo delighted to announce that I am gonna be a judge on The Masked Singer Australia!!!!! Soooo excited I cannot wait to get started sniffing out all the clues and having fun with the rest of the panel,’ she wrote online.
‘Watch out Australia here I come!!!!!’
Abbie, 26, also shared online: ‘HUGE NEWS DARLS!! I am so thrilled to be joining this incredible panel of judges on The Masked Singer Australia this year. What an absolute honour to be joining Dave, Chrissie and Mel B. I SIMPLY CANNOT WAIT!’
It comes after Dannii Minogue, Urzila Carlson and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson all announced that they’re leaving the show.
Urzila left the hit franchise in early May due to her comedy tour, two weeks after Dannii resigned over scheduling conflicts with her UK TV commitments.
Shock exit: It comes after Dannii Minogue, Urzila Carlson and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson all announced in just over the space of a month that they’re leaving the show. Pictured from L to R: Dannii, Urzila, Jackie and Dave
Announcing her news to Instagram last week, Jackie posted a touching goodbye note to The Masked Singer team, telling followers that the quirky show was ‘the most fun I’ve ever had on TV.’
Jackie, who has been with The Masked Singer since its debut in 2019, said that her co-stars, Danni, Urzila, Dave and host Osher Gunsberg are now her ‘lifelong friends.’
The Kyle and Jackie O radio host said making the decision to leave the show was ‘incredibly tough.’
Priorities: Jackie revealed in an Instagram post last week that she’s planning to spend her mid-year radio break holidaying with her daughter, Catalina ‘Kitty’ Henderson (pictured), 11
The star explained that she wanted to spend the holidays with her daughter, Catalina ‘Kitty’ Henderson, 11.
‘I’ve decided to step away this year. Filming always coincides with school holidays,’ she said.
‘And after three years of missing out, I’ve decided to spend my mid-year radio break holidaying with my daughter whilst she’s still happy to hang out with her mum.’
Out: Dannii will also not be returning for the next season of The Masked Singer Australia, announcing that she will present a new gay dating show called I Kissed A Boy
Last month, Dannii confirmed that she will not be back for the next season and announced that she is set to present a new gay dating show called I Kissed A Boy on BBC Three later this year.
The Herald Sun previously claimed that influencer and podcast star Abbie was rumoured to be a new judge on the program.
Channel 10 were coy about the talk, telling the paper at the time only that ‘all will be revealed very soon.’
Rumour mill: The Herald Sun previously claimed that influencer and podcast star Abbie was rumoured to be a new judge on the program. Channel 10 were coy about the talk, telling the paper at the time only that ‘all will be revealed very soon’